“…the same sort of feeling that makes you turn the light on when it’s really not needed for fear of what lurks in the shadows. It’s a commodity that is missing in a lot of metal nowadays, emotion before skill and an understanding that making you feel is harder than making you impressed with a riff. Everyone has riffs, not everyone can build drama, violence and terror into their work. ” – Revolver Magazine
As they prepare for the release of their debut album, Burden of Sight on May 26th (The Flenser) Oakland’s Vale have announced an extensive North American tour in support of it. Spanning throughout June and July, Vale will travel coast-to-coast (and into Canada) on the Burden of Sight inaugural run. Check out tour dates listed below.
On their new album, Vale channel visions of a grim future in which the world is barren and destroyed, where agents of opportunity consume everything they can get their hands on. It can be seen as an expression of outrage felt at the pervasive exploitation and avarice that has taken root in the band’s own backyard. From rampant homelessness to the overindulgences of the upper class, it’s all too easy to imagine the harsh reality of decomposing landscapes fraught with cannibalism and religious zealotry that Vale depicts across six tracks of roaring, death-infused black metal.